Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultans, Match Preview
The Karachi Kings take on the Multan Sultans in a match that has some epic head to heads. For starters, we will see Babar Azam take on Mohammad Rizwan. The two have complemented each other nicely while playing for Pakistan, and to see them on opposite sides is will undoubtedly be interesting.
Coming to the points table, the two sides have had a contrasting first half of the season. Karachi is at second with three wins in five games. The Multan Sultans have struggled with only one win in five games and are fifth on the table.
With the pandemic, both sides have lost players, and replacements have been named. For Karachi, they have Thisara Perera and Martin Guptill among few players coming in. They have lost Liton Das, Colin Ingram, and Dan Chrisitan due to bubble fatigue and other commitments. The Multan Sultans have been a little more affected as they lose seven players. Shahid Afridi is out to injury, and Mahmudullah and Chris Lynn are away on national duty or resting. There are some excellent inclusions, such as Shimron Hetmyer, who may slot directly to the eleven.
Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultans, Team News
As mentioned, the two sides have some new players coming in, and a few may find a spot for themselves straightaway. The newly retired Thisara Perera and Martin Guptill are two players that may be tough to leave out. Baring the two, the line-up may be similar to the one used in the first phase. Mohammad Amir is likely to continue as attack leader, and a few changes may be made to facilitate the replacements.
The Multan Sultans, on the other hand, have a lot more changes to make. They have lost Shahid Afridi, an integral part of the side, and will need to replace him now. Chris Lynn and James Vince have left the top order empty, and the finishers are also gone. They have Hetmyer and Charles to cover some damage, but the absence of Afridi may create a minor hole in the line-up. With the team struggling, they need to figure out a strong eleven as soon as possible to get back in the tournament.
Karachi Kings Vs, Multan Sultans, Predicted XIs
- Sharjeel Khan
- Babar Azam
- Martin Guptill
- Mohammad Haris
- Najibullah Zadran
- Thisara Perera
- Imad Wasim
- Mohammad Amir
- Mohammad Ilyas
- Waqas Maqsood
- Arshad Iqbal
- Johnson Charles
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Shoaib Maqsood
- Asif Afridi
- Rilee Rossouw
- Khushdil Shah
- Sohail Khan
- Usman Qadir
- Shahnawaz Dhani
- Imran Tahir
Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultans, Players to Watch Out For
The retired fast bowlers recently received support from the Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, and have left the door open for an international comeback. With a couple of World Cups coming up, the pacemaker may still have a say in the selection, and the performances in this league will go a long way in determining his future. He is still a brilliant pacemaker, and his experience could help the Karachi Kings as they take on the Sultans,
The West Indies batsman has made some significant strides in his career and is a terrific T20 player. He played a match-winning knock in the IPL and is in good form. With a chance to bat up the order in the Pakistan Super League, the Multan Sultans may find a batter to provide them with some impetus in the order. He is very aggressive, which may be what the Sultans need to progress further in the tournament.
Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultans, Pitch Report
The first game at the Abu Dhabi stadium was a low-scoring one, but that is likely due to the brilliance of the bowlers on both sides. Nevertheless, with extensive boundaries and a slightly dry and sluggish surface, the pitch may get slower through the innings. Despite the gradual wearing of the character, chasing may seem to be the safer option.